Show Hidden Files and Folders

Product Version
Windows
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Follow the steps below to show hidden files and folders on your Windows computer system.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Windows Start icon.
    Show Hidden Files and Folders
  2. Choose File Explorer.
  3. Go to the View tab and click Options.
    Show Hidden Files and Folders
  4. Select Change folder & search options (if the option appears).
  5. Go to the View tab.

Show Hidden Files and Folders

  1. In Advanced settings listclick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders category.
  2. Click Apply then OK.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Click the Desktop tile from the Start screen.
  2. On the desktop screen, while holding down the Windows key on your keyboard, tap the X key on your keyboard.
  3. Select File Explorer.
  4. On Libraries window, click View from the menu bar at the top.
  5. Click Options.
  6. Select Change folder and search options.
  7. On Folder Options go to View tab.
  8. In Advanced settingsclick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders category.
  9. Click Apply then OK.

Windows 7

  1. On the Windows taskbar, right-click Start, and then select Explore or Open Windows Explorer.
  2. On the Organize menu, select Folder and Search Options.
  3. On the View tab, choose Show hidden files and folders.
  4. Clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box.
  5. Select Apply then click OK.

 

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